Richard has a strong track record as HR/People Director, including in media and sustainable energy. He specialises in employee engagement and culture and is passionate about building highly motivated and productive teams in both start-ups and larger organisations. He calls himself ‘a business leader who happens to be in HR’, and has played an active role in business integration, rebranding, change in ownership, TUPE, rationalization and restructuring and culture change. He has deep experience in the full business lifecycle, and brings real innovation to employee engagement at every stage. He presents at UK and international conferences on the topics of employee engagement, culture and employer branding, drawing on his experiences at Virgin Mobile, Pure Planet and other organisations. He has won awards for his work in building, nurturing and protecting culture; developing trust and adult and autonomous ways of working. Richard brings real depth of experience of leadership in HR and business, together with a straight-talking and pragmatic style that is highly effective because it’s also constructive and light-hearted, and supportive. This has helped him to develop truly innovative approaches, and he brings this to his work with our clients.